With spring-time sassin’ in full swing, we’re all looking ahead to those long-awaited Garden and Barbecue Parties, Weddings, Days at the Races and any other Special Occasion events we can dress up for. Of-course there’s always the dreaded issue of what the hell am I going to wear?

I like to invest in pieces I can Pick n’ Mix for various events throughout Summer without having to commit to just one colour theme, but keeping it semi-neutral always helps. I also like to wear trousers for special Spring / Summer occasions, but you can always swap them for a gorgeous midi skirt and build your outfit from there on. If you know me I’m all about comfort, especially when it comes to occasion-wear. Last thing you want to worry about is your beautiful clothes being too tight or tuggy on the day. These black smart trousers from Wallis are ideal for any occasion and no need to worry about “Marylin Monroe moments” on windy days either. Yes, you can wear these to a wedding. Just glam them up with some fun heels, frilly top and pretty accessories.



Choosing one statement piece that will transform any outfit is definitely key to Spring Summer special occasion dressing. This embellished jacket (also from Wallis) will do all the talking for you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re wearing a jumpsuit, trousers or a dress under it – you’re instantly 90% sorted with your outfit. Great way to glam up a simple “jeans and tee” outfit for a more laid-back day-time event. Can you see it working?

Mixing and Matching is a great option for those who have a number of occasions coming up and don’t like to recycle an outfit. Investing in a couple of summery tops, skirts and trousers in various colours and styles (plenty here) but along the same colour scheme means you’ll have plenty of options on hand the next time an invite arrives unexpectedly.

Same goes for heels and clutch bags and they’re even more versatile since you can Pick & Mix them all Summer. Wallis have so much lovely choices and with prices starting from as low as £10.50 for your accessories, you’ll be able to help your friends with their “style emergencies” too. I got this gorgeous Half Circle clutch in both black and oyster colours and who would blame me? They’re only £14 each.

What do you think about Picking and Mixing Occassion-wear? What is your favourite item from this look?

Tatyana x


Shop Occassionwear – HERE
Wallis Embellished Jacket – HERE
Wallis Heeled Sandals – HERE
Wallis Top – HERE

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Wallis.
Special thanks to Tigerlily Edinburgh for the photo-shoot location.



    • May 22, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Oh it’s a cutie! I have the same one in black 🙂

  1. May 21, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    I really love the embellished jacket from Wallis. That is definitely my favorite of the pieces here but I really adore everything so much! You are so chic and also so wise about mixing and matching pieces to be ready for any occasion! The pants look so perfect!

    • May 22, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Oh thank you Jennifer so much! The jacket is so lovely and I can see you rock it 😉 x

  2. May 22, 2017 / 2:51 am

    OMG the sequins on that blazer are amazing! I have a denim jacket with beading on it that this reminds me of. Such a statement piece!

    • May 22, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Oh thank you! It’s a cutie huh> x

  3. May 22, 2017 / 7:51 am

    The jacket is just beautiful and suits perfectly to your bag!!

    xx frank

    • May 22, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Thank you my friend! 🙂

  4. May 22, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Love the cut of this top and the color, so delicate and pretty. You look lovely as always.

  5. May 23, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    My favourite item from this look is satin blouse definetely. Really great for the spring and looks so good on you. And the whole look is great!

  6. May 23, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    I love the phrase Pick n Mix to some up that style of dressing. I’m so with you, I think this time of year is about investing in classics that can easily be slotted in to any look and any occasion. Ps those black heels are flawless!

  7. May 23, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I’m totally up for mixing and matching for occasional wear and you’re showing us how! If I really have to choose one single favorite from here I will have to go with the jacket which is a real stunner and a true statement piece which will last for many seasons to come! Absolutely love the outfit babe!


  8. May 25, 2017 / 7:15 am

    You look amazing as always and love that you chose a pair of classic black trousers! The jacket is certainly a statement piece – I love it!!x

  9. May 25, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I love everything about this loom!

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